Grifters Gonna Grift: Dem Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett to Sell 'Clapback Collection'
Environmentalism Is Deadly: Considering Carbon Footprint of Medical Interventions Will Cos...
WATCH: CNN Reporter Seems to Think Harrison Butker Should Be Punished for Wrong...
SHOCKER From The Hill: NOAA Predicts Summer Will Be Hot … Not Quite
Little Rock Nine: Biden Appears With Black Americans Who Were Blocked From School...
Dem Senator Tries Gaslighting Republicans & Swipes at Trump Rather Than Supporting REAL...
In an Epic Takedown, Baseballcrank Reminded Bill Kristol of His Own Past Praise...
John Kirby Engages in Word Play But Admits the Biden Administration is Withholding...
Michael Cohen's Demise, Harrison Butker's Redemption, Congressional Cat-Fight!
VALHALLA AWAITS: Scottie Scheffler Fought The Law at the PGA Championship and the...
What DHS Secretary Mayorkas Just Admitted About Biden's Border Disaster Belongs in a...
Why Are Feminists (Both Women AND Men) So AFRAID of Housewives and Mothers?
Shannon Bream Spoke With Justice Alito About the Flag Story and 'the NYT...
Horrific Video of Sean 'Diddy' Combs Abusing Woman Released Shocking All of Twitter
Slay Queen: Dana Loesch Takes on Horde of Horrible AND Stupid With 1...

Vox editor doesn't want people to overthink cable's bias against old, white presidential candidate

It’s Saturday night, it’s a holiday weekend, and it looks like no one should count on any full-on Voxsplanations™ to guide the way through the chaos and tumult until Tuesday morning.

Advertisement

Vox was founded on the premise of explaining things and not just presenting them, like those dinosaurs on cable do, by using cool graphics and card stacks and really, really bad maps. But just this one time, Voxxer Matthew Yglesias doesn’t want the public to overthink the media’s obvious bias in its coverage of the 2016 election cycle.

https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/772234300615979009

It’s just that obvious: no one watches cable news anymore except old, white people, so of course the networks are going to cater their coverage to supporters of the old, white candidate. What’s funny is that the oldest, whitest candidate had the strongest connection with millennials whose tech-savvy parents had cut the cable but somehow forgot to cut the cord; meanwhile, Hillary Clinton had to enlist hip surrogates like Lena Dunham and Katy Perry to bring the youngsters by the Prius-load to her rallies.

https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/772234980462297088

We see what he did there. It’s too bad the Great MSNBC Purge of 2015 cost cable viewers such a rich array of opinions, and this year young progressives are wishing they’d watched Larry Wilmore more often; who knew a huge plunge in viewership would cause Comedy Central to yank his show? Good thing Vox is there to provide balance for the rest of the media.

Advertisement

https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/772235450098544640

Hayes doesn’t have the highest rated prime time show on cable? But everyone we know watches “All Aboard with Craig Hayes” faithfully. Old white people love that dude.

https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/772235776390270976

It’s a shame Hillary Clinton’s so deep in conflicting stories now she can’t hold a press conference to grab her share of that sweet, sweet cable coverage that no one watches.

https://twitter.com/imillhiser/status/772236004300324865

https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/772236349365714945

Vox has got this. Not only has the election been called, but the reason for Trump’s loss has too: no one watches cable news, so they’ve escaped Sean Hannity’s extraordinarily subtle yet irresistible hypnotic implantation of his vote Trump message. But if Christopher Hayes had Bill O’Reilly’s ratings, it would be a different world.

We weren’t supposed to overthink this, right?

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Twitchy Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement